It was way back in the summer of 2013 that we first brought you the story of a PC homebrew called “Sacred Line“. This original PC title, first released in February of 2013, is a described as being a part of the first person dark adventure and surreal thriller style genres, alongside of a story-driven exploration physics-based game play. The game was interesting in the fact that even though this was a modern PC game, it was instantly given the retro treatment, when the game was ported to the Sega Genesis a few months later. The game was originally only available as a downloadable ROM that could be used on emulators and flashcarts for the console, but a cartridge was in the works. While thought to be only an empty promise, it turns out that the physical cartridge is finally available, thanks to WaterMelon Games.
Chances are that at some point in your video gaming life, you have played some form of “Sim” game. While it all started with the original SimCity, the “Sim” franchise would go on for many years, bringing hours upon hours of gaming enjoyment to the public. While these games will most likely continue for many years into the future, Electronic Arts has made the announcement that they have shut down the Maxis studios, bringing a near 28 year legacy to an official close.
It goes without saying that the Sega Dreamcast is a popular console for homebrews. One developer that is also a fan of the hardware is HuCast Games, with games like “Redux: Dark Matters” and “The Ghost Blade” under their belts. To start off the new year on the right foot, they have recently made the announcement that they are working bringing a brand new port of an original PC and mobile title for the Dreamcast console called “Alice’s Mom’s Rescue”, which is slated to be released this year.
Over the past few years, we have covered a variety of stories about video games being played on devices that were never intended to play video games. From everything from pianos to ATM machines, from e-Readers to calculators, it seems that today, almost anything can modified in some shape or form to play some kind of a game. However one thing we haven’t touched on as of yet is another piece of electronic equipment, called an oscilloscope. Recently, a Finnish software developer had some curiosity, and in the end, created a fully functional version of the id Software classic “Quake” that ran on the said hardware.
Good evening everyone out there… Remember us? As many of our loyal readers and followers are quite aware, there has been more than a small lack of updates here at Retro Game Network over the past few months, and we believe that everyone out there is owed a complete explanation. Most people out there probably know that this entire site is down solely as a labor of love for the retro video game genre. Sometimes however, personal situations behind the scenes can interfere with that passion. Over the course of the last two months in particular, I personally have had a lot of things going on that have prohibited me from giving everybody out there the proper updates that you all deserve. Everything from changing main jobs, to continuing my college education, have made me extremely busy. However it is that job change that I just mentioned, that will not only give me more time to work on the page, but give me more opportunity to create new original content as well. As we ring in the new year, or as I like to call it, “the year of the hoverboard”, I hope that everyone out there had an excellent holiday season, and we look forward to serving you in 2015. News and content will resume tomorrow morning, so please stay tuned to channel 3! All of us at Retro Game Network would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, and we cannot wait to get back on track! Thanks again for your continued viewership, and be sure to spread the word that we’re back!